Andros Cyclades Hiking Tour

DISCOVER ANCIENT PATHS, VISIT THE OLIVE OIL MUSEUM, TASTE LOCAL DISHES

Hiking Tour to Palaiopoli Waterfalls and Pitrofos

Meet your guide in the morning at your meeting point in Batsi and join one of the most interesting hikes of Andros with splendid view to the sea, reaching the high mountain of Kouvara. Listen to stories and legends from our guides with a deep local knowledge and let us take you on a journey back in time following the old Venetian footsteps.

With this exciting half day hiking experience we follow the old path which connected south west Andros to the central villages and Chora, the so-called “Ample Way” (Fardia Strata). Starting from Batsi with panoramic view to the west coast we head to Paleopolis for a first stop. The route crosses steep mountain slopes with holy-oak, wild olives and seasonal crops. The shady stoned-path, which has a wonderful view of the sea, passes springs, stone water tanks, old farmhouses, unusual rock formations and two waterfalls, flowing down the steep hills of Kouvara, impressively appearing through the dense plantation of Paleopolis. The main route then turns north-east, passing above the Melida watermills and leading towards Ano Pitrofos through a rocky landscape. We make a worthwhile stop to visit the Cyclades’ Olive Museum, a renovated olive press. Our route continues through the picturesque village of Pitrofos to end at the local tavern “Tou Zozef” with special dishes of Andros.

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: english, french, italian
Recommended gear: hiking shoes, trousers, hat , suncream
Included in price: waters, snacks, transfers
Not Included in price: gratuites , personal expenses
Additional Information: luncn included in the price
Refund policy : In case a participant requires a refund after the end of the tour, he/ she has to state his/her demand in written, at the latest 10 working days after the end of the tour. Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities will review the request and revert within 10 working days, after carefully examining the demands and facts of the tour. Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities will not provide any refund to the Client unless the above procedure has been followed. No refund will be given for any unused services.
Cancellations : Should the Client wish to cancel for any reason, cancellation fees will be imposed. These are calculated as a percentage from the day that the booking form is received by the Company. Cancellation within 30 days before the tour: the Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities will refund the whole paid amount, Cancellation 29-15 days before the tour: the Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities reserves 20% of the paid amount to cover administration expenses and cancellation fees of the hoteliers or other main service providers. Cancellation 15-7 days before the tour: the Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities reserves 30% of the paid amount Cancellation 7-0 days before the tour: the Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities reserves 50% the whole paid amount. In the case of no show of a Client in a tour the Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities reserves the right to keep the whole paid amount. In case of bad weather making it impossible to operate the activity, our common practice is as follows: 1. We recommend an alternative day, if you can’t participate another day 2. We recommend another activity, if you don’t want to do something else 3. We refund the full amount, as long as this is mutually agreed upon at latest the night before the scheduled activity day by 20.00pm.
Availability : Every Saturday